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Nick and the Alternators

Nope not a new band – just a great tale of daring do – and you know us sailors just love a good tale! So!  On Tuesday 2nd April, our Shore Team found out that the reason for the engine failure upon arrival into Fremantle, Australia, was that the alternators had shorted.  We needed to find replacements but Yanmar in Australia do not stock that model type (useful!) and we needed to get them from the UK.  However, a quick

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Maiden has left Fremantle on the second leg of her World Tour

Maiden is now sailing on her second leg to Sydney!  Maiden is expected to arrive on 19/20 April 2019 and depart on her 1275 miles journey to Auckland, New Zealand on 25 April 2019. Maiden’s World Tour will take her to 30 stopovers in 20 countries, travelling over 61,000 miles in 28 months, with a new mission: raising funds and awareness for girls’ education. Skipper Wendy Tuck said “The support and help that we have had from Fremantle has been

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A short update from the Maiden crew in Fremantle:

The team is working hard and still in great spirits, getting Maiden back to peak condition in a record time, ready to start the next leg to Sydney from Fremantle.  Everything is being checked and serviced: engine, sails, rigs, electronics, water-maker, generator – even the head torch! We want to say a big thank-you to the amazing locals and club members whose continuous support has meant we’ve been able to do our work a lot faster.

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